Thursday, 23 February, 2017

Karlie Kloss apologizes for Vogue photo shoot faux pas

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   Karlie Kloss dressed as a geisha in US Vogue's March issue TWITTER Karlie Kloss dressed as a geisha in US Vogue's March issue
Nathaniel Diaz | 16 February, 2017, 01:14

While the March issue of Vogue was meant to celebrate racial diversity and body positivity, Kloss's spread, in which she is dressed as a geisha in traditional Japanese clothing, was called out for being problematic.

It was criticised for showing little diversity, although it did feature women of different ethnic backgrounds, as well as plus-size model, Ashley Graham.

After facing fierce backlash on Twitter, model Karlie has apologised for the photos.

Then, Kloss tweeted, "I am deeply sorry if what I wore during the VS Show offended anyone".

She was previously involved in another cultural appropriation fashion controversy, when she walked the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show wearing a Native American-inspired headdress with high-heel moccasins and fringe leather bra and panties.

This isn't the first time the model has apologized for cultural appropriation.

It was an odd decision, considering how similar the women all looked to each other. and considering this was an issue allegedly dedicated to diversity.

Kloss took to her Twitter on Wednesday to address the shoot, writing that she was "truly sorry for participating in a shoot that was not culturally sensitive".

The March issue of Vogue has been a subject of debate since its release earlier this week.

But, the real "issue" is inside the magazine.

While the six other models have their arms around one another, Graham's arm is held at her side, a move that social media users theorize is to obscure part of her leg.

The photographer for the shoot posted this photo to his instagram.

Here she is straight-up posing with a sumo wrestler.

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Representatives for Vogue did not immediately respond to The Times' request for comment.

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